Friday, April 27, 2018

Back in Sweden / ただいま! Apr. 26

I came back home yesterday after a long long day.

It actually took little more than 24 hours door to door since there were delays for both the flights that I took...

Kaiya, Mato, and Daddy came to the bus stop to welcome me.

I got tons of kisses from them ;)))

昨日 日本から戻ったよ〜!

長かった・・・飛行機遅れたりしたから 多分山梨の家を出てから24時間以上かかった気がする・・・。

KaiyaとMatoとダディが最寄りのバス停まで迎えに来てくれて めっちゃナメナメ攻撃を受けた〜。ムフ😍

I'm not sure if I have jet lag because I woke up around the usual time and we took the morning walk at the same time as usual.

時差ボケあるのか ないのか わからないけど 今朝はいつもと同じ時間に起きて 同じ時間にあさんぽ🐾
Kaiya

Kaiya (left)                         Mato (right)




We met Chili but he was with daddy not Carina this morning because she's on a trip.

Chili was sniffing too much on Kaiya's butt and of course she was getting annoyed...

シリィに会ったけど 今日はカリーナじゃなくて パパと散歩してた。

カリーナは旅行中なんだって。

シリィにお尻をしつこくクンクンされて Kaiyaさんイライラ気味😓


We came to the woods to fulfill Kaiya's request ;)

Kaiyaさんのリクエストに答えて森に行ってきたぁ!
Kaiya (left)             Mato (right)


Unfortunately, they didn't have free running time int he woods because there were many people taking a walk with dogs around this area.

犬と散歩してる人たちが結構この辺にいたから 残念ながら今日は自由時間なしでした〜。

Mato

Kaiya


Flowers!  Spring has come to Sweden ;)

白い花があちこちにあったぁ。スウェーデンにも春が来たね〜。

Mato

Kaiya


Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Rolling girl / ゴロゴロガール Apr. 02

Sunny!

We all took a walk together in the afternoon.

Kaiya looks little mess...

いいお天気〜!

みんなで午後のお散歩。

Kaiyaさんめっちゃ草ついてるのは・・・


because she's been rolling on the grass.

ゴロゴロ〜。



Mato was being bored waiting for Kaiya and started to chew on a twig.

あまりにゴロゴロばっかりで暇なMatoは棒をガリガリ。


Kaiya's still rolling.

まだゴロゴロKaiya。



She took the twig from Mato and continued rolling.

Alright girl, let's go already :((

Matoがガリガリしてた棒を奪って まだゴロゴロKaiya。

もうそろそろ先進もうよぉ。


The lake is still covered with ice but I think it's melting pretty fast since it was warm today :)

湖の水はまだ凍ってるけど 今日は暖かいから 結構溶けて来たんじゃないかな。
Mato

Kaiya




Let's go home now!

ささ 帰りますよぉ〜。
Kaiya

Mato

Mommy's flying to Japan tomorrow.

I don't think I'm gonna post new entries regularly or might not post at all while I'm in Japan... ;p

Anyways, I will enjoy the trip and will report it when I got a chance!

マミーは明日から日本で〜す!

ブログアップできるかわかんないけど 日本を満喫してくるざんす( ´∀`)

Sunday, April 1, 2018

20 years of friendship / 20年来の友人 Apr. 01

I hadn't been able to post new entires but now I'm back!

The reason is that my friend Isabelle and her hubby Pierrick visited us and and stayed with us for 5 days :))))

But they left yesterday :(((

Isabelle and I are friends for almost 20 years now.

A girl from Belgium and a girl from Japan met in California when we were teenagers.

Now she lives in France and I live in Sweden.

Time flies but the ties were strong.

Last time when we saw each other was when I visited her in France about 4 years ago.

Except when we lived in California, we've only met 4-5 times including this time.

That's why this was an extreme treat for me!

I was super happy to see them and had such a wonderful time!!!

I guess the next time would be my turn to visit them ;)

暫くブログをお休みしてましたが再開〜!

というのもマミーの友達のイザベルと彼女の旦那さんピエリックがフランスから来てたの〜。

でも昨日帰っちゃった。

イザベルとは約20年来の友人。

彼女はベルギー人 私は日本人 出会ったのはカリフォルニア。

今は彼女はフランスに 私はスウェーデンに在住。

時が経つのは早いけど 絆は強し。

最後に会ったのは私が彼女を訪ねた時だったから約4年前。

これまでカリフォルニアに住んでた時以外は 片手で数えられるくらいしか会うことはなかったけど こうやって訪ねて来てくれるのはマジ嬉しい〜!

ほんとに楽しい数日間だった〜。

次は私が行く番かな😆


Well, as for Kaiya and Mato, they were very curious about my friends but Mato was being Mato, very friendly to everyone.  Kaiya, who is very cautious and takes time to get used to new people, was being little difficult.

But taking morning walks together,

そんなこんなで 初めて会う人たちがうちにお泊まりで Kaiyaさんはちょっと警戒しまくってるけど Matoはふつーに大丈夫。

それでも一緒に朝のお散歩したり


being bribed by getting some treats took the edge off and made her easier to be around them.

賄賂( オヤツ)をもらって 徐々に慣れて来たんだよぉ。

I hope they remember Isabelle and Pierrick when they come next time ;)

次に会いに来てくれるときは 覚えてるかな?


From today's morning walk!

ってなことで 今朝のお散歩写真〜!








They played as hard as usual ;))

今日も激しく遊びました〜!




Thursday, March 29, 2018

Mato's new friend / Matoの新しい友達 Mar. 29

Last night when we were in the dog park, Giko came by.

Giko is a Bichon Frise boy who's 4 years old.

He and Kaiya used to be good friends and said hi all the time but because Mato growls every time when we passed by, we couldn't be able to greet.

Since we were at the dog park, we decided to try let them greet.

It's easier and usually goes well when they are off the leash.

And yes, it went well.  Since it was the first time, it was little intense and we have to watch it carefully, but no fight and we were able to be in the same space ;))

Mato made a friend again with a uncastrated boy.

By the way, Kaiya is with a green collar and Mato is with a blue collar.

昨日の夜ドッグランにいた時に4歳のビションフリーゼの男の子ギコが来た!

ギコとKaiyaは友達でよく挨拶してたんだけど 通り過ぎるたんびにMatoが唸るから最近は全然挨拶できなかったんだ〜。

でも昨日はドッグランで リード外して自由に挨拶させられるから 試してみることに!

リードついてないほうが挨拶はうまくいくよね。

ってことで うまく行きました( ´∀`)

初回だから ちょっと緊張感があって気をつけてみていなきゃいけなかったけど 喧嘩もしないで 一緒の空間にいれたよぉ〜!

去勢してない男の子とまたお友達になることができて マミーは嬉しいぞ〜!

 ちなみに緑がKaiyaで青がMato。



A while later, Taro, a Shiba boy, joined!!

暫くしたら柴犬のタロも来たよぉ〜!




Tuesday, March 27, 2018

3 blackies / 3黒 Mar. 26

We met Frasse, 8 months old boy, for the first time in a long time and played a bit at the dog park.

フラッセくん 8ヶ月の男の子 久しぶりに会って 少しだけ遊んだよぉ〜。


3 blackies running around :)))

黒3匹が戯れる〜。

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Daylight saving / 夏時間 Mar. 25

Summer is way too far from here but the summer time started from today.

I totally forgot about it and left home to take a walk this morning after checking the time on the clock on the wall which said 8:30.

Then I looked at my phone to check the time in the middle of the walk, and it said 10:40!!!

What!?

"I don't think we walked for two hours yet..."

thinking, thinking, thinking...

"That's right!  Daylight savings!"

Finally, I remembered about it...

Smart phones are really smart changing the time by themselves ;p

夏なんて当分こないスウェーデンだけど 今日から夏時間。

時間が変わるの忘れてたから 朝の散歩で家出る時に壁掛け時計で時間を見たら8時半。

散歩の途中でスマホで時間を見たら 10時40分!!

えっ!!??

"いやいやいやいや 2時間はまだ歩いてないぞ〜" 

ってよーく考えたら・・・

"そうだ!今日から夏時間!" 

って気づいた〜!😁

スマホは勝手に時間変わってくれてありがたいねぇ〜。


Anyhow, we had a bright and warm morning so we took a long walk.

This lake (or pound?) was still covered with thick ice.

ってなことで 暖かい今朝はちょいと遠くへ。

この湖まだだいぶ凍ってる〜。
Kaiya


Kaiya started digging.

Kaiyaさん ホリホリ始めた〜。
Kaiya


Felt really good with the sun and all!

う〜ん 太陽が出てて 気持ちがいい〜!
Mato


Still digging...

まだまだ ホリホリしてるので・・・
Kaiya


Mato was bored as hell...started to chew on a stick while waiting.

暇なMatoは 棒をガリガリ始めた〜。
Mato


I thought we could finally go forward and there two big birdies on the way ahead...

やっと進めると思ったら 前方にデカイ鳥が・・・。


We didn't wanna scare the birds so we walked away from them.

But these birds were so being used to people...they didn't go away when kids went up to them.

鳥さんたちをびっくりさせたくないから 私たちは遠回りして。

鳥さんたち人馴れしてて 全然逃げないなぁ。
Mato


At a dog park.

ドッグラン到着。


Can you find Kaiya is in this photo ↓ ?

さて Kaiyaはどこにいるでしょう↓

Kaiya (left)                 Mato (right)

Mato

Mato (left)          Kaiya (right)


Kaiya's targeting Mato again.

またKaiyaさん狙ってますなぁ。


Kaiya



Well, we eventually took 2 hour walk.

After the fun morning walk, it's time for....a nap. lol

結果的に2時間ほどのお散歩を楽しんだあとは もちろん・・・

昼寝っす!!!!!

The one who takes a lot of space on the bed is Kaiya ;)

で〜んとベッドで寝るのはKaiya。
Kaiya


Oh....I see a dog in the  middle of the room...

あ。犬落ちてる。


Dammit...he noticed me...

あ。気づかれた。


Half in Half out.

ちょっと移動して今度は顔半分日向ぼっこ。


Thanks to the daylight saving, we lost one hour of our sleeping time.  Of course, I got sleepy and took a nap, too.  

When I woke up, it's not only a dog that I found on the floor but daddy, too. lol

私も眠くなった〜。時計の針を1時間進めたからね。寝たりないよね。だから私も昼寝したよ。

起きたら 今度はダディも落ちてた(笑)
Daddy  &  Mato